After an on and off lengthy illness, Tanzanian veteran musician,Maalim ,Gurumo passed away yesterday in Dar es Salaam. Maalim Gurumo died at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where he was admitted.
He will be remembered as one of the top and talented musicians to have ever emerged from Tanzania. He was one of the greatest songwriter with almost all his songs telling a tale of caution towards life and how we view the world. Gurumo, an ardent Simba Sports Club fan, was a member of the Msondo Ngoma Music Band for over ten years.
May God rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen
In what will go down the historical books as the “gathering of the century” and one of the most watched events in television history, millions of people across the world, including thousands who attended the Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service alongside over 100 world leaders, present and former, bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba and Tata, who died last week at age 95.
In a packed FNB Stadium in Soweto, the same place that Mandela last appeared in public in July 2010 during the final match of the soccer world cup ,thousands of people were singing and dancing at the top of their lungs despite heavy rains that had started falling from the early morning hours. It was indeed a celebration of a life of a rare human being who deeply understood the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Among the few leaders who had a chance to speak, it was US President Barack Obama who “stole the show” with an eulogy that was so touchy and moving. Obama called Mandela “”the last great liberator of the 20th century,” and the giant of history. Obama reminded the crowd in attendance and millions of people glued to their television of the principles that Mandela stood for.
On the other hand, thousands of South Africans at the stadium used the same opportunity to show their anger or frustrations to their current president, Jacob Zuma, by booing him at almost every opportunity they got especially when his face appeared in the big screens around the stadium. Zuma’s presidency has been engulfed with scandals after scandals and of lately he is being tormented with misuse of state funds for his own luxurious living.
Also another notable event was the hand shake between US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro which was rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents. It was probably the best reflection of the reconciliation spirit that Madiba stood for. The only other hand shake between the leaders of these two countries was between Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton in 2000 during the UN Assembly.
After today’s event, Mandela’s remains were to lie in state for three days at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he was sworn in as president in 1994 as the first democratically elected President and first black president.
Mandela will be buried on Sunday in Qunu, his ancestral home in the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape province, 700 km (450 miles) south of Johannesburg. Only a few world leaders are due to attend what will be a more intimate family affair.
2013 can’t go unnoticed as one of the worse years in Tanzania’s media and entertainment industry’s eyes. As if all the people we have already lost since January isn’t enough, today we mourn the passing away of a friend and one of the best DJs in the country, DJ Rankim Ramadhani.
The available reports that we have obtained puts forward an announcement that DJ Rankim Ramadhani has passed away at Mwananyamala Hospital. According to the reports, and through Radio One [Breaking News segment] Rankim he was suffering from stomachache[probably from ulcers] and on Sunday he suddenly fell when he was with friends at Meeda Bar in Sinza. They rushed him to Sinza Palestine Hospital where he was treated and allowed to go home. At home, things got worse. He was taken back to Sinza Hospital before being transferred to Mwananyamala Hospital where he passed away earlier today around 3pm. The arrangements of his funerals are underway.
Rest In Peace Rankim. You have gone down as one of the best DJs and a real hustler. You never gave up even when things seemed way too fuzzy.
In this photo from our files, DJ Rankim Ramadhani (centre) is with some of his colleagues and best friends, DJ Mike Mhagama[he now resides in Los Angeles,USA] and Sebastian Maganga [now Programs Director at Clouds Media Group]
Siku chache tu baada ya kuanza kurushwa hewani kwa kipindi halisia cha televisheni(Reality Show) yake, muigizaji, mrembo maarufu nchini Tanzania (Miss Tanzania 2006),Wema A. Sepetu, amepatwa na msiba mkubwa. Amefiwa na Baba yake mzazi,Balozi Isaac Abrahamu Sepetu.
Taarifa ambazo BC imezipata zinapasha kwamba Mzee Sepetu ambaye kwa muda wa miezi kadhaa sasa amekuwa akiugua na kusumbuliwa na maradhi ya kiharusi,. Mzee Sepetu alikuwa pia akisumbuliwa na kisukari.Amefariki jijini Dar-es-salaam. Mipango ya mazishi inafanyikia nyumbani kwa marehemu maeneo ya Sinza-Mori jijini Dar.
Balozi Sepetu aliwahi kuwa Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nchi za Nje mnamo miaka ya 1970 wakati wa utawala wa awamu ya kwanza chini ya Mwalimu Julius Kambarag Nyerere. Vilevile, aliwahi kuwa balozi nchini Urusi tangu mwaka 1982 wakati wa utawala huohuo wa Nyerere.
Pia, Machi 27, mwaka huu, Balozi Sepetu aliteuliwa na Rais wa Zanzibar, Dr Mohammed Shein, kuendelea kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa Mamlaka ya Uwekezaji Vitegauchumi ya Zanzibar (ZIPA).
Mwenyezi Mungu ailaze roho ya Marehemu mahali pema peponi.
Kwa masikitiko makubwa natoa taarifa ya kifo cha ndugu yetu mpendwa JEROME DAVID MPEFO, kilichotokea leo Jumatano (06/12/2013) majira ya saa mbili usiku katika hospitali ya MD Anderson alipokuwa amelazwa.
Taarifa zaidi zitatolewa baadaye.
Kwa mawasiliano zaidi wasiliana na wanajumuia wafuatao;
1)Emmanuel Katili – 281 794 0806
2)Peter Mpefo – 832 366 3303
Msiba upo katika anuani ifuatayo;
12511 TRACELYNN LANE
HOUSTON TX 77066
Kutakua na kikao cha dharura nyumbani kwa marehemu kesho (Alhamisi) Juni 13 saa mbili usiku , Wanajumuia mnaombwa kuudhuria kwa wingi.Tafadhali mfahamishe na mwingine upatapo taarifa hii.
Wenu katika Jumuia,
Albert Mangwea is gone. May his soul Rest In Peace. Even though he is gone, his music will Live Forever in the our minds he will always exist and shine as one of the best FreeStyle Hip Hop Artists ever to exist in Bongo. A Kili Awards winner, he proved that talent was born and lived in him.
Cuz Brian Haule also known as Ngomanagwa has put together this amazing Mix of his hit songs including the ones he collaborated with other artists. All this with Love in his Loving Memory.Take a listen.
Mwimbaji nguli wa muziki wa tarabu nchini Tanzania Fatma binti Baraka, maarufu kama Bi Kidude amefariki Jumatano kisiwani Zanzibar akiwa na umri wa zaidi ya miaka 100.
Taarifa ya kifo chake ilitolewa na mjukuu wake Fatuma Baraka ambaye pia ni muimbaji wa Taraabu. Alisema Bi Kidude alifariki hospitalini kutokana na maradhi ya kisukari na uvimbe kwenye Kongosho.
Bi Kidude amekuwa katika fani ya muziki wa taarab ya kiasili pamoja na ngoma za unyago kwa zaidi ya robo tatu ya umri wake.
Katika miaka ya karibuni afya yake imekuwa ikizorota kiasi cha serikali ya Zanzibar kumzuia kupanda majukwaani kuburudisha japokuwa alionekana katika tamasha la Sauti za Busara mwezi Februari mwaka huu.
Mipango ya mazishi ya nguli huyu inafanywa nyumbani kwake Zanzibar.
Wengi, hasa vijana wa kizazi kipya wanamfahamu Bi. Kidude kwa uwezo wake mkubwa wa kuimba taarabu kwa kuchanganya lugha ya kiswahili na ile ya kiarabu. Nyimbo zake za kiarabu mara nyingi zimekuwa na ladha kama ile ya aliyekuwa mwimbaji gwiji wa Misri Ummu Kulthumu.
Sio uimbaji tu uliomfikisha Bi. Kidude alipofika, bali uwezo wake pia wa kutunga mashairi, kutumia ala za mziki kama vile kupiga ngoma na hata ngoma za unyago, vyote hivi vilimuweka Bi. Kidude katika nafasi tofauti katika jamii.
Alikuwa na tabia ya kumwita kila mtu ‘mwanangu,’ ingawa yeye mwenyewe hakubahatika kupata mtoto. Katika mahojiano aliyofanyiwa na vyombo mbali mbali vya habari, mwenyewe alisikika akisema, ingawa alikuwa na hamu ya kupata mtoto, lakini Mwenyezi Mungu hakumjaalia.
Katika miaka ya hivi karibuni, Bi. Kidude alishirikishwa sana na wasanii wengine katika kazi zao. Miongoni mwao ni Ahmada Amelewa, Fid Q Juhudi za Wasiojiweza.
Mbali na hayo, mashirika mbali mbali yakiwemo ya kibiashara na yale yasiyo ya kiserikali yaliona mvuto aliokuwa nao Bi. Kidude katika jamii, hivyo wakamtumia katika matangazo mbali mbali maarufu likiwa lile la kutokemeza Malaria.
Ni bibi aliyebahatika kusafiri takriban duniani kote, na vilevile katika maisha yake alijinyakulia tuzo lukuki. Miongoni mwa hizo ni ile ya 2005 WOMEX ikiwa ni kutambua mchango wake mkubwa katika tasnia ya muziki.
Katika siku zake za mwisho, Bi. Kidude alikuwa akiumwa, lakini wengi wanahusisha kuumwa kwake na utu uzima aliokuwa nao.
Kifo chake ni pigo kubwa kwa wote, lakini zaidi ni wanamziki wa kizazi kipya waliokuwa wakimuona Bi. Kidude ni nyanya yao.
Direct Source: BBC Swahili